Families, communities, and nations are stronger when parents participate in the education of their children. Nationwide, parents are more involved than ever in local education. Many of them jumped in when they learned about critical race theory (CRT). They speak out at school board meetings against CRT, masking of school children, and numerous other topics. A mother in Atlanta, Georgia, filed a federal complaint against the elementary school that her child attended.
According to her attorney Sharese Shields, Kira Posey filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education because students were being separated into classes based on their race. Posey acted after she discovered that her child and eleven other black students were placed in “black classes” at the local school. Here is what happened according to to an article by Harry Wilmerding.
Last spring, the school’s principal, Sharyn Briscoe, put the segregation policy in place, arguing the decision was beneficial to all students, as the school consists predominantly of white students in a majority white school district, local ABC affiliate WSB-TV reported.
“What we were so troubled by was not that she designated the all-black classes on her own accord, but that she didn’t think to understand why that was discriminatory in 2021 and was rather defensive about her choice to do that,” Shields told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
“We’ve lost sleep trying to figure out why would a person do this,” Posey told WSB-TV.
Posey said she found out about the segregation policy when she requested her child be placed in a classroom with a specific teacher, Shields told The Daily Caller News Foundation. Posey’s husband works at the school, and employees can request specific classrooms for their children.
“She said that’s not one of the black classes, and I immediately said, ‘What does that mean?’ I was confused,” Posey told WSB-TV.
“I asked for more clarification. I was like, ‘We have those in school?’ And she proceeded to say, ‘Yes, I have decided that I’m going to place all of the black students in two classes,” she said.
Most thinking adults recognize that the segregation was illegal. The policies violate Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Posey and her attorney are waiting for the conclusion of the investigation by the Department of Education. They hope to see the principal and administrators to lose their jobs with the school district. Neither the Atlanta Public School System nor the Department of Education responded to a request for comment from The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Socialists and other progressives took control of upper education many years ago, and the liberal young adults of our nation are the product of their teaching. The same people who poisoned the minds of the young adults now want to poison the minds of students in K-12. The CRT programs were created to move their designs forward. I am grateful that parents are now awake and fighting for the souls of their children. Involved parenting is critical to developing strong families, and strong families are the foundation for strong communities and nations.